It seems so impossible to think that my hubby and I are parents. Parents of a teenager! Wow!!! It’s been a wild and amazing journey. Kiddo was born in the middle of a snow storm. When the snow began to fall today, and our faces felt like they might freeze and fall off, it brought me right back to that day, to that place, to that brief moment in time.
We celebrated kiddo’s birthday week with an outing on Tuesday—laser tag and go carts. Kiddo and I went shopping for bigger school shoes on Wednesday and rewarded ourselves with Chinese buffet afterward. And today, we went to a matinee showing of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” (Great movie!!!)
I had thought I’d get more done today. Unimportant stuff. There’s a selfish part of me that was tempted to make excuses, to mix up my priorities. A part of me didn’t want to go out in the cold. A part of me was tempted to stay home. A part of me whined, we can have just as much fun staying home, staying inside, being hermits. We can do something else today. Kiddo will understand. I am SO glad that I refused to listen to that selfish inner voice. We had a great time together. We made the most of the winter break from school. When we got home, I made us dinner and homemade birthday cake. Best of all, Kiddo said he had a great day. (And I had a great day, too!)